Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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    What To Know About Poplar Wood

    Wondering what you should know about poplar wood before using it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker shares his insights.

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    The Best Riding Lawn Mowers of 2022

    Thinking of upgrading to a riding mower? One of these 10 great options may be perfect for you and your...


    How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

    Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...



    How To Build a Table Saw Crosscut Sled

    Make crosscuts on the table saw more accurately, repeatably and safely with a crosscut sled.

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    9 Best Paints for Interior Walls

    Choosing the right interior wall paint for your next room refresh can save you time and money. Here are some...


    Lowe’s Introduces New Rewards Program for Pros

    Lowe's is launching a rewards program for their pro customers based on insights from the pros themselves.

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    12 Woodworking Hand Tools

    Woodworking requires many tools without any cords or batteries. Here are the essential hand tools for successful woodworking projects.


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    Multimeter Symbol Guide

    When you need a multimeter for testing electrical equipment around the home, it's vital to know what all those symbols...


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    9 Best Flashlights of 2022

    When you need a flashlight, there are plenty of choices. Here are nine of your best options.


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    This Car-Cleaning Putty Is All over TikTok — Here’s Why

    This fun-looking car-cleaning putty even gets weird, crusty stuff out of your air conditioner vents.

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    7 Best Paints for Windows

    Want to transform window panes, glassware, vases and other glass objects? You can do it with paint, but not just...


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    Best Cordless Drills and Drivers for 2022

    Looking to buy a new cordless drill? We've rounded up some of the best options for you to consider.


    Everything to Consider When Buying an Impact Driver

    Work faster and better with a cordless impact driver.


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    8 Best Wood Glues

    Wondering about the best wood glue for your project? A pro woodworker offers his top wood glues and when DIYers...


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    9 Adaptive Tools To Make Gardening With Disabilities Easier

    Gardening can be relaxing and therapeutic. These adaptive gardening tools help those with limitations enjoy their time in the garden.

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    9 Best Corded Drills of 2022

    Corded drills provide more power and performance than their cordless counterparts. Here's a roundup of some of the best options...


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    The 9 Best Miter Saw Blades of 2022

    Shopping for a miter saw blade? Here's what to look for, along with nine great options to consider.


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    The 8 Best Table Saws of 2022

    Contractors, cabinetmakers, home improvement enthusiasts and amateur woodworkers all use them. These are some of the best table saws you...


    Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

    An easy-to-use stud finder and scanner, ideal for all levels of DIYer.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Ryobi RS290G Random Orbit Sander

    Here's why we like this affordable random orbit sander from Ryobi.


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    Types of Saws and When To Use Them

    Whether you're a woodworker, hobbyist or a home repair specialist, you need saws. Here's some help for choosing the right...


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    DIY 101: How To Properly Read a Tape Measure

    Reading a tape measure may not come naturally to most DIYers, but a few expert tips can make this all-important...


    Does Cleaning Headlights With Toothpaste Actually Work?

    Internet trends suggest that toothpaste makes a great headlight cleaner. But is this actually true?

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    Homeowner’s Guide To Strap Wrenches

    Have you ever been frustrated trying to get a grip on a pipe or other rounded object? The solution is...


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    Family Handyman Approved: Keen Utility Red Hook Work Boots

    A work boot that feels more like a sneaker.


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    A DIYer’s Guide To Glue

    Know your glues so the things you need to stick together stay stuck.


    10 Best Sanders for Wood Projects

    When you need the best sander for wood, consider the nature of the job, cost, ease of use and corded...


    Buying a Car Jack and Jack Stands

    Car stands are not something you want to mess around with when it comes to safety. Here's what you...

    How To Start a Two-Stage Snow Blower

    A snow blower is essential if you live in a snowy climate. If you've never started one, here's what you...